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New Pics of Upcoming Takara Arms Micron Breakdown, Starscream and Knockout
Posted by News Fetcher on May 29 '12 at 08:45 PM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
e-Hobby.com has updated with some new pictures of upcoming Takara Arms Micron Transformers. Included in this update are new pictures of AM-12 Breakdown, AM-07 Starscream and AM-13 Knockout. All three will include Microns that will turn into weapons for the larger figures to use. This update also gives us our first clear images of Breakdown in his robot mode and his vehicle mode.

Check out the images after the jump!

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Reprolabels May 2012 Update
Posted by News Fetcher on May 29 '12 at 02:00 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Reprolabels have sent out their update for the month of May. New this month are some new Transformers Prime customizing sets, a joint one for the mainline Megatron and Soundwave, plus a separate one for First Edition Cliffjumper. There's also a sticker set for giving your Reveal the Shield Legends Starscream a more Generation 1 feel.

On the third party front, there's a full-on sticker set for the iGear Rager to bring out the Huffer in him, plus a set for the iGear Ark Control Center set. It's all topped off with a pair of sets for TFC Toys Dr Crank and Neckbreaker.

Lastly the freebie for this month is this handsome set of white outlined symbols - one set free with each order of $20 or more on Transformers stickers.

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TFW Dark of the Moon Leadfoot Gallery
Posted by News Fetcher on May 29 '12 at 01:30 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Time for another gallery of a Transformers Movie toy who never made it to the US. Leadfoot here is the third of the Wreckers from Dark of the Moon, whose Deluxe Class toy was intended for a Target two pack along with his fellow Wrecker Topspin, as we finally saw packaged just earlier today. Leadfoot did see a release in Japan as an individually carded figure though without the sponsor details his US release would have featured - your mileage may vary if this "clean" look makes the toy more appealing or not.

One thing that is truly appealing about Leadfoot of course comes from owning the other two Wreckers, Roadbuster and Topspin, because the three of them together make for a great set.

Check out our gallery of the third Wrecker - one of the few Transformers to sport a beer belly! - and see for yourself how cool this toy that never made it to US retail is.

Transformers Dark of the Moon Leadfoot Gallery

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Toys R Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker
Posted by News Fetcher on May 29 '12 at 11:15 AM
By Shin Densetsu from TFW2005:
While at a Toys R Us in Concord, North Carolina, 2005 boards member fiveironfr3nzy spotted a merchandising sheet with a rather interesting listing:

THUNDERCRACKER MASTERPIECE

No word on if this will be a repaint of the recent MP-11 Starscream V2 mold, or the original MP-3 mold. Stay tuned!

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Perfect Effect Teases The Next Motorbot
Posted by News Fetcher on May 29 '12 at 10:30 AM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
Third Party group, Perfect Effect has updated their blog with a design tease for their next project. Continuing on with their current project PE-DX 01 RC and PE-DX 01B RC their blog shows a third Motorbot in purple and black with hints of gold and red. Similar colors to Animated Black Arachnia. Could this be a motorcycle version of the character? Or a homage to someone else completely?

Check out the image by clicking the title bar and then head over to the 3rd Party Discussion forum to discuss!

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Transformers Prime Deluxe Waves 5 and 6 Available for Preorder on BBTS
Posted by News Fetcher on May 29 '12 at 10:00 AM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
Site sponsor Bigbadtoystore.com has listed preorders for Transformers Prime Deluxe (Revealers) Waves 5 and 6. The fifth wave of Deluxes will feature new figures Rumble and Ironhide. Previously, Kup was reported to be in Wave 5, but appears to be replaced by the figures alternate deco. Deluxe wave 5 will consist of the following figures:

1x Arcee
1x Hotshot
1x Airrachnid
1x Bumblebee V2
1x Deadend
2x Ironhide
1x Rumble

Deluxe wave 6 will feature new packaging and the return of the currently sought after Vehicon. No new figures are listed in this wave.

2x Bumblebee
1x Wheeljack
1x Soundwave
1x Knockout
1x Vehicon
1x Ironhide
1x Rumble

You can get your preorders in for Wave 5 and 6 here and here. Alternatively, if you'd just like to preorder Ironhide or a set of Ironhide and Rumble you can do so here and here.

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Dark of the Moon Unreleased Leadfoot & Top Spin set on Ebay
Posted by News Fetcher on May 29 '12 at 04:00 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Here is something well and truly bizarre for you - hot on the heels of Dark of the Moon Wheeljack getting a limited run release in Hasbro packaging in Asia, an Ebay auction has popped up for the never-released Autobot Team Racers two pack - aka the Target Exclusive one with the Deluxe Class Leadfoot and Topspin - not Twin Twist as originally reported, but actually just the other weaponized Deluxe Class Wrecker. He's largely unaltered from his original release.

Exactly what this turning up on Ebay now means is beyond us - could there be a very limited run out there waiting to be found, or is this one random retailer sample piece that slipped through the cracks?

Either way it is the first time we've ever seen this two-pack-that-wasn't, so check it out!

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Netflix Unleashes the Beast Wars!
Posted by News Fetcher on May 28 '12 at 12:15 PM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
It's time to relive what is arguably one of the best Transformers series to date. Netflix is now offering Beast Wars season 1 for viewing pleasure! It's time to get reaquainted with some old favorites that have shaped the Transformers universe and fandom to date. So sit down, get some popcorn and enjoy the adventures of Optimus Primal, Dinobot, Rattrap, Waspinator and all the rest by clicking the link above!

Discuss this exciting news by clicking the title bar!

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Transformers Prime Deluxe Wave 4 In-Hand Images
Posted by News Fetcher on May 28 '12 at 12:00 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Just released in Asia is the new fourth wave of Transformers Prime Deluxes including the Decepticons Airachnid and Dead End, and Autobot Shadow Strike Bumblebee! As always a new wave of Transformers toys hitting retail means we get a nice look at the new goodies coming our way and why should this time be any exception? By way of online retailer Kapow Toys we have some extensive looks at both Dead End and Airachnid, and there's also an out of package image for Shadow Strike Bumblebee by way of Hobbybase for those interested.

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Robots In Disguise #5 Preview
Posted by News Fetcher on May 28 '12 at 11:45 AM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
Newsarama has updated their website with a preview for this weeks upcoming issue of Transformers Robots In Disguise. The fifth issue hits comic book stands on Wednesdays and features a character from the cartoon series of the same name: Sky Byte! Check out the solicitation for this video below.

Transformers: Robots in Disguise Ongoing #5
John Barber (w) • Andrew Griffith (a) • Casey Coller, Griffith (c)
TORN APART FROM WITHIN! Tensions reach a breaking point—a new arrival on Cybertron tips the scales and violence erupts! Will Bumblebee be able to stop his own allies? Plus: Ironhide reveals a secret that will redefine the future of the Transformers!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99


Click the title bar to check out the preview and then head over to the 2005 boards to discuss!

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Fall of Cybertron Kickback In-Game Graphics
Posted by News Fetcher on May 28 '12 at 11:30 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
It's Monday, and that means a new update from the Transformers Facebook page! Next up is the Insecticon Kickback. He's getting a toy in the Fall of Cybertron toyline, and you can see him here as he'll appear in game in all his insecto-mechanical glory! Check out the image, and be sure to keep it TFW for more Fall of Cybertron news.

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e-Hobby and TFCC Partnership - Botcon 2012 Invasion Boxset Will Get a Japan Release
Posted by News Fetcher on May 28 '12 at 10:45 AM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
e-Hobby has updated their website with their first release for their just announced partnership with the Transformers Collectors' Club. The first offering for fans in Japan will be the 2012 Botcon Invasion Boxset. Limited to only 150 pieces, the set will sell for 35,900 yen and will be limited to one per customer.

No details when these will be available just yet, but we'll keep the front page updated when more information drops.

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Fan Artist Silas Zee to attend TFcon 2012
Posted by News Fetcher on May 28 '12 at 10:30 AM
By Super_Megatron from TFW2005:
TFcon is happy to announce the addition of Silas Zee to the TFcon 2012 guest list. Making his first Canadian convention appearance, he is known in the fandom for his My Little Transformer videos and his artwork under the screen name of shibamura_prime. Silas has also lent his unique style to the box art of the TFcon 2012 exclusive Shafter. He will be selling prints and offering commissions to attendees all weekend long.

You can reserve Shafter and register for TFcon 2012 via the online registration page.

TFcon 2012 features Canada's largest dealer room for Transformers merchandise, question and answer panels and autograph sessions with many special guests including Transformers Creator Bob Budiansky, Transformers voice actor Scott McNeil and Hasbro Canada with more to be announced.

TFcon - Canada's 11th Annual Transformers Collectors Convention is July 27th to 29th, 2012 at the Delta Meadowvale Resort and Conference Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. The TFcon 2012 hotel block is now available.

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Airachnid, Dead End, And Shadow Strike Bumblebee In Package
Posted by News Fetcher on May 28 '12 at 12:00 AM
By Shin Densetsu from TFW2005:
Thanks to the Facebook page of site sponsor Robotkingdom.com, we now have images of Transformers Prime Robots In Disguise Wave 4 in package, including:

Shadow Strike Bumblebee

Airachnid

Dead End
Check out the new images and read the bios after the jump!

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Transformers Universe Update from London's MCM Expo
Posted by News Fetcher on May 27 '12 at 10:45 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Jagex were presenting a panel on the Transformers Universe MMO at London's MCM expo over the weekend. During the panel they covered a whole bunch of features of the game, some of which we already knew from previous Q&A sessions, but there are also a few hints at new things which have not been covered previously, such as how you can use real-world currency in the game and why the title is "Universe" (hint: you're not going to be Earthbound forever...)

Here's a list of key points from the presentation, taken down by TFW2005 member Cosablanca:

A free web-based MMO based on Transformers Prime.

Aimed to last for at least 10 years.

Will have various known Transformers Characters

At launch the game will be based on Earth but eventually other “areas” will be accessible such as Cybertron + other planets. Hence, the name “Universe”. They have stated that new transformers will be introduced as we travel from one world to another.

Energon is aimed to be used as a currency.

Real money will be integrated in the game but in what way exactly has not been yet finalized. Most likely a way to increase the pace of things for people who would like quick results. It will not be used to purchase a more powerful weapon as that would not be fair.

Regarding Customization:

Initially only vehicles but animal forms/beast modes to follow.

You can choose a male or a female character.

There will be classes: ie brawler, snipper, technician (not yet defined)

Alternate modes are not just a mount

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TFW Dark of the Moon Wheeljack / Autobot Que Gallery
Posted by News Fetcher on May 27 '12 at 12:30 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Transformers Dark of the Moon's Wheeljack - known as Autobot Que on screen and in Japan - is one of a pair of toys that were slated for the ill-fated last assortment of the Dark of the Moon toyline. Never released at US retail, the toy has only seen release in Japan, and there's a limited release due to hit Asia any day now - and with that new release, we thought now would be a great time to share with you our gallery of this toy; to demonstrate why it's such a shame this one never got a wider release. Don't get me wrong - he's far from flawless as toys go, but Wheeljack's toy is a great representation of the onscreen character, has stacks of accessories, and is just fun to fiddle about with.

Don't just take our word for it - check out our extensive gallery for this toy and see for yourself!

Transformers Dark of the Moon Wheeljack / Autobot Que Gallery

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Toyworld TW02 Announced
Posted by News Fetcher on May 26 '12 at 04:45 PM
By Shin Densetsu from TFW2005:
Toyworld has announced a new figure, TW-02, which is said to be the same height as their upcoming Hegemon. Judging by the silhouette, it looks like this is going to be Toyworld's take on Don Figueroa's Optimus Prime design for the IDW comics.

Stay tuned for more.

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Masterpiece 12-A Red Alert and Masterpiece 13 Soundwave
Posted by News Fetcher on May 26 '12 at 03:30 PM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
Thanks to site sponsor TFsource for breaking the following news

Now up for preorder:
MP-12 Masterpiece Sideswipe - MP-12 - Masterpiece Sideswipe - Lambor - $99.95 C9 Box/$104.95 Mint Box

MP-12A Masterpiece Red Alert - MP-12A - Masterpiece Red Alert - $99.95 C9 Box/$104.95 Mint Box

MP-13 Masterpiece Soundwave - MP-13 - Masterpiece Soundwave - $159.95 C9 Box/$164.95 Mint Box

All of the details are not final, and will be finalized mid-June, but our source says these prices are accurate. Also Masterpiece Red Alert and Soundwave are both scheduled for a December release, just in time for the holidays!

Keep in mind, all of the above is subject to change. As such there is no penalty for customers to preorder, or cancel. If the items aren’t released/are canceled, you don’t like the final product, or the price goes up and you’re not happy, we will cancel any preorders without any questions asked. So there is no risk to preorder at TFsource! Simply email us and we will cancel your order. Additionally if the final Japanese retail drops, we’ll drop the price on your preorder as well.

Finally for those customers that already preordered MP-12 Masterpiece Sideswipe, we will be adjusting your merchandise total. Please be patient, we will adjust the prices on everyone’s orders/stacks next week so that you get the lower price!

For those who are curious on the retail of Masterpiece Soundwave and why it’s higher, we’re not sure. Except based on the listing says it’s a different packaging size… more will be revealed on this in a couple of weeks.


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Transformers Rescue Bots Episode 16 Rules and Regulations
Posted by News Fetcher on May 26 '12 at 12:00 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Transformers Prime might be going on a short break, but the Rescue Bots are still on our screens to save the day and keep us from being totally deprived of new Transformers cartoon fun. The next new episode which is set to air on 23 June is titled Rules and Regulations.

The episode description from Zap2it is - The Rescue Bots disobey the Chief's orders and find themselves in a life-threatening situation.

All through June there's new episodes of Rescue Bots!

9 June - Small Blessings
16 June - The Griffin Rock Triangle
23 June - Rules and Regulations

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Xovergen Trailerforce-01 Colored Prototype Images
Posted by News Fetcher on May 25 '12 at 10:32 PM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
By the way of their Facebook page, 3rd Party Group Xovergen has revealed colored prototype photos of their upcoming Trailerforce-01 product. This trailer upgrade accessory is based on God Ginrai/Powermaster Optimus Prime. The trailer transformers into an armor suit for Classics Prime, G1 Prime and Xovergen's own version of Classics Optimus. In the new photos we also see comparisons with Generation 1 God Ginrai/Powermaster Optimus, the original Generation 1 Optimus, and the 1st Masterpiece Optimus Prime. Fans of the Masterforce Japanese series are sure to be happy with this one.

Check out all of the exciting new pictures after the break!

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